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Joan

I love a good story. Audible allows me to be outside, hiking and walking and keeping up on great literature.

Member Since 2009

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  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9239)
    Performance
    (6759)
    Story
    (6800)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about A Discovery of Witches?

    I'm not a fan of vampire stories and lore, so that got to be too much for me, but most of all, it was simply boring and predictable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Ikeda?

    I'm not sure, but her voice was not easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was recommended to me by someone I thought would have good taste in books, but it was just another variation of Twilight or True Blood.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9598)
    Performance
    (8710)
    Story
    (8781)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    linda says: "Well, I don't know what I was expecting"
    "I Should Have Known Better..."
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    Not at this point. I enjoyed The DaVinci Code, but slogged through the Lost Symbol, and was dumb enough to try this one. If you've read one, you've read them all. He has relied too heavily on the success of one book to generate others, and it has become trite.


    What was most disappointing about Dan Brown’s story?

    Pretty much as I said above, it's the same story over and over, and the writing is too predictable. Given the potential, I was hoping for more.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was bland.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't get all the way through the book, it was too predictable and disappointing.

    9 of 19 people found this review helpful

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